Letters to the Editor

Summer, roads and construction season

July 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

We are now in the season of warmth and sunshine we anticipate all winter long, but we tend to forget that summer also brings road construction season with it. The residents bearing the brunt of roadwork frustration are those folks whose dai...

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Political issues raise many questions

July 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Do you believe: Russia (Putin) is just fine and a friend? Canada, Mexico and Europe are our enemies? All refugees are bad people and must be turned away? We should not investigate Russian attack on our election? Trade wars are easy and good...

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May that ‘lonesome whistle’ blow forever

July 17, 2018 at 5:00 am

Admittedly, I am a railroad nut. I grew up in a town where Union Pacific fed a good portion of the population and, through wise planning, covers retirements of that same population. Railroads are the only transport for mega heavy loads, loa...

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Freeing the engines of our communities

July 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

I often think about the Americans in communities across this nation who have sat at their desks well into the night trying to make sure they filed necessary paperwork and kept up to date on federal regulations so they can keep their small b...

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Now is the time to for BNSF talks

July 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Why do you care if Bonner County has a skilled manager as commissioner? The proposed new railroad bridge across the Pend Oreille River is one reason. It’s very likely to be built, especially as the first permit has been issued.But, right no...

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Detour will make body, wheel alignment shops happy

July 15, 2018 at 5:00 am

Burlington Northern closed the crossing on Bottle Bay Road and Lignite Road for two days for repairs. It is worse now and we have to put up with it for three-and-a-half months due to detour. I am sure the wheel alignment shops and body shop...

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Party affiliation secondary to character, qualifications

July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

I am conservative and progressive. Do I have to be a Republican or a Democrat?Growing up in North Central Montana in the 1950s, I spent a great deal of time with my maternal grandparents. They were homesteaders who became small business o...

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We need education on public land history

July 12, 2018 at 5:00 am

Water. We have some of the finest water in the world here in our neighborhood. I, for one, am thankful. Don’t get me wrong. I like beer, too. But you just can’t beat a good clear glass of water. Most of our water comes off our public lands....

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Thank you from the Sandpoint Lions Club

July 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

The members of the Sandpoint Lions Club wish to thank the people of our community who devoted time and money to the 2018 Independence Day celebration. The children’s parade, Grand Parade and the City Beach fireworks are paid for by the folk...

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LPOHS provides valuable service to community

July 10, 2018 at 5:00 am

communityLPOHS provides valuable service to the communityOn a recent visit to my high school, I was impressed by the continued quality of education and student support at Lake Pend Oreille Alternative High School. Since its inception in ear...

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